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Toothless Fixed Book Price Law Undermines Mexican Bookstores

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Though Mexico has a fixed book price law, editor Marcelo Uribe notes that enforcement is non-existent and is calling for stronger protections for booksellers.

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In Taiwan Reading is Cool, But Lukewarm on Ebooks

Doris Wang

Despite being digitally savvy Taiwanese readers are dedicated to print and ebooks remain just 2% of the market — though change is afoot.

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Writing is “Facing Up to Reality,” say Grossman, Vargas Llosa

David Grossman and Mario Vargas Llosa engaged in a spirited discussion during the first day of FIL Guadalajara, where Israel is the Guest of Honor.

Writing should be about confronting issues to provoke change, said Israel’s David Grossman to Nobel Prize-winner Mario Vargas Llosa at the FIL in Guadalajara.

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Graphic Novels in Spain: The Comic Reborn and Rebranded

Juanjo Sáez

In a comics-loving country like Spain, local talent is beginning to make its mark in graphic novels, a genre in which the ebook has much to offer both authors and readers.

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Mexico’s Álvaro Enrigue Wins Anagrama’s Herralde Novel Prize

Álvaro Enrigue

Mexico’s Álvaro Enrigue won the €18,000 Herralde Prize for his novel Muerte súbita. The prize, awarded by Anagrama, is given to an unpublished novel in Spanish.

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Ether for Authors: Where Is Publishing’s Jetpack?

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A look at a the week’s round of web musing on the future of publishing in concept, creative work, and technical production, after Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Is the Gap Between Critics and Readers Widening?

Eliot Weinberger

Criticism is drifting away from literature and, as a result, further away from readers, said a trio of authors from Spain and the US at the Hay Festival Xalapa.

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Planeta Donates 1m Peso Novel Prize Money to Mexican Flood Victims

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After discovering the winner of a debut novel prize was co-authored, Planeta is donating the prize money of million pesos (USD $76,800) to Mexico’s flood victims.

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Ebooks and Libraries in the Spanish-speaking World

Miguel De Cervantes Virtual Library

In Mexico City librarians from Colombia, Mexico and Spain agreed there remained numerous challenges to libraries offering digital content and lending ebooks.

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Technology Has Ruined Readers’ Attention Span, Says Argentine Hernán Casciari


Argentine writer and publisher Hernán Casciari says, the digital era has made us lazy and apathetic, and our stories, our literature, are losing their shine.

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